In Ukraine since the beginning of the year recorded nine cases of diphtheria

В Украине с начала года зафиксировали девять случаев дифтерии

The last two cases were reported during the month. In the past year, cases of diphtheria did not exist.

For ten months of the current year Ukraine registered nine cases of diphtheria is a dangerous infectious disease that is transmitted by airborne droplets. On Monday, November 26, the press service of the Ministry of health.

“For 10 months of 2018 in Ukraine registered 9 cases of diphtheria (among them three children and six adults) and 17 cases of tetanus (five children and 12 adults). The only reliable protection against these diseases is vaccination,” – said the Ministry of health.

The Ministry said that the vaccination against diphtheria and tetanus are shown not only for children but also for adults. Periodically it is necessary to update vaccination, as immunity against these diseases is only preserved for about 10 years.

Diphtheria – an acute infectious disease that is transmitted by airborne droplets. When the diphtheria bacterium gets into the respiratory system, it produces toxin that blocks protein synthesis in cells, resulting in severe functional and structural changes, sometimes incompatible with life.

Tetanus – a disease transmitted by contact with spores of the bacteria Clostridium tetani, which live in the soil and intestinal tract of animals. You can get tetanus if dirt in the wound or a cut due to animal bites or injury from sharp objects, pieces of wood.

As reported a month ago in Ukraine there were only seven cases of diphtheria.

It was also reported that in Ukraine because of the violation of requirements of the legislation banned the sale, storage and use of medicine Pentaxim vaccine to prevent diphtheria and tetanus, pertussis and polio.


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